Hansen, James R.
Most widely held works by James R Hansen
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R Hansen ( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,392 libraries worldwide
On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch 38-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as NASA historian Hansen reveals in this authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield the first in-depth analysis of this elusive, reluctant hero. Hansen recreates Armstrong's flying career, from his combat missions over North Korea to his transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children.--From publisher description.
Spaceflight revolution : NASA Langley Research Center from Sputnik to Apollo by James R Hansen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
The wind and beyond : a documentary journey into the history of aerodynamics in America ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Truth, lies, and O-rings : inside the space shuttle Challenger disaster by Allan J McDonald ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
"On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals, including Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation s collective memory." "In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. As he fought to draw attention to the real reasons behind the disaster, he was the only one targeted for retribution by both NASA and his employer, Morton Thiokol, Inc., makers of the shuttle's solid rocket boosters. In this whistle-blowing yet rigorous and fair-minded book, McDonald, with the assistance of internationally distinguished aerospace historian James R. Hansen, addresses all of the factors that led to the accident, some of which were never included in NASA's Failure Team report submitted to the Presidential Commission." "Truth, Lies, and O-Rings is the first look at the Challenger tragedy and its aftermath from someone who was on the inside, recognized the potential disaster, and tried to prevent it. It also addresses the early warnings of very severe debris issues from the first two post-Challenger flights, which ultimately resulted in the loss of Columbia some fifteen years later."--BOOK JACKET.
Engineer in charge : a history of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R Hansen ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
The bird is on the wing : aerodynamics and the progress of the American airplane by James R Hansen ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
From the ground up : the autobiography of an aeronautical engineer by Fred E Weick ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
First man [the life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R Hansen ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The story of Neil A. Armstrong, who became the first person to walk on the moon, on July 20, 1969. This biography examines the complex legacy of Armstrong, as an astronaut and as an individual, to form a portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.
Enchanted rendezvous John C. Houbolt and the genesis of the lunar-orbit rendezvous concept by James R Hansen ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
First man : the life of Neil Armstrong by James R Hansen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Modification of IDOT integral abutment design limitations and details by Scott M Olson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The use of integral abutment bridges (IABs) is growing rapidly in the U.S., primarily because of lower maintenance costs compared to conventional bridges. However, current length and skew limitations employed by IDOT are not based on rigorous engineering analysis. To potentially expand the use of IABs in Illinois, the project team performed extensive 2-D and 3-D analyses to examine a wide range of IAB parameters in addition to length and skew.
The bird is on the wing : aerodynamics and the progress of the American airplane ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Om udviklingen af aerodynamik og om hvorledes videnskab og teknologisk forskning udviklede sig med henblik på at udvikle og fremstille mere og mere avancerede fly.
Enchanted Rendezvous by James R Hansen ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
ファーストマン. 上 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
ファーストマン : ニール・アームストロングの人生. 上 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
Exploring NASA's roots : the history of Langley Research Center by Langley Research Center ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Transition to space : a history of "Space plane" concepts at Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1952-1957 by James R Hansen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Bell X-1E and Vought XF-8U Dynamic Models in 1957 ( )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A legal and judicial guide for school administrators, Delta County, Michigan by James R Hansen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Accidents Aerodynamics Aerodynamics--Research Aeronautical engineers Aeronautics--Research Aerosols Air pilots Airplanes--Design and construction Armstrong, Neil,--1930- Artificial satellites--Orbits Astronautics Astronauts Audiobooks Bell aircraft Biography Bridges Bridges--Abutments Bridges--Design and construction Challenger (Spacecraft) Children with disabilities--Education Compact discs Engineers Global warming--Research High-speed aeronautics History Hypersonic planes Illinois Langley Aeronautical Laboratory Langley Research Center Lunar exploration Lunar landing sites Michigan Moon Orbital rendezvous (Space flight) Pictorial works Political science Project Apollo (U.S.) Sagan, Carl,--1934-1996 School discipline Space flight to the moon Space shuttles--Accidents--Investigation Special education Students--Legal status, laws, etc. United States United States.--National Aeronautics and Space Administration Weick, Fred E Whistle blowing Youth--Legal status, laws, etc.